Trump got the emotions right. He won in 2016 because he understood that white evangelical and conservative Roman Catholic Republican voters were no longer motivated by any sense of hope; they were motivated by a menace, resentment and fear. Since we think of God as a bigger version of ourselves, thus Trump is correct: Biden hurts God—if, that is, God is a reflection of Trump’s white evangelicals’ denial of the teachings of Jesus.
In that universe, Biden’s simple humanity is an affront to a God who endorses separating children from parents and locking them in cages, approves flying confederate flags to remind American Blacks that slavery was God’s plan all along, is titillated and pleased by clubbing and gassing protesters who dare to get in the way of a photo-op in order to wave a Bible in front of a church a few yards from where you signed a check to pay off a porn star. All this hurts God- once you’ve redefined the Creator as Satan and erected a new temple to him in the person of Donald Trump.
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Franklin Graham was asked if he was offended by Trump’s act. “Offended? Not at all,” he said, Trump “made an important statement that what took place the night before in the burning, looting, and vandalism of the nation’s capital—including this historic house of worship—mattered, and that the lawlessness had to end.”